When a child is born into a family, there begins a discovery by the child of who he or she is. This discovery is done by relating to the mother and father during infancy and early childhood. If the parents pay attention to the baby, pray over the baby, speak to him or her, laugh and play with the baby and attend to the needs of the baby, the formation of the baby’s personhood can develop naturally. But if there are distractions, crises, dysfunction in the parents, inability to express love or give the baby what he or she needs, then the baby cannot grow and discover who he or she is.
People don’t think the way they used to. I mean, they don’t reason in the same manner people did generations ago. Today, many people come to conclusions about significant things in a vastly different manner than the Bible suggests. "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). Paul was telling Timothy that he must silence false teaching ("godless chatter", vs. 16) which is of no value, ruins those who listen (vs. 14), spreads like gangrene (vs.